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James Tyner


Jim Tyner's research centers on the intersection of political and population geography.  His most recent work has addressed war, violence, and genocide. Jim has a regional interest in Southeast Asia; recent travels have taken him to Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and China. He is the author of 13 books, including War, Violence, and Population: Making the Body Count, which received the AAG Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution to Geography.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Tyner, James A. (2014) Population Geography II: Mortality, Premature Death, and the Ordering of Life, Progress in Human Geography

Tyner, James A. and Henkin, Sam (2014) Feminist geopolitics, everyday death, and the emotional geographies of Dang Thuy Tram, Gender, Place and Culture

Tyner, James A. and Inwood, Joshua (2014) Violence as fetish: geography, Marxism, and dialectics, Progress in Human Geography

Tyner, James A. (2014) Dead labor, landscapes, and mass graves: administrative violence during the Cambodian genocide, Geoforum 52: 70-77

Tyner, James A. and Colucci, Alex R. (2014) Bare life, dead labor, and capital(ist) punishment, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies

Tyner, James A. Henkin, Samuel, Sirik, Savina, and Kimsroy, Sokvisal (2014) Phnom Penh during the Cambodian genocide: a case of selective urbicide, Environment and Planning A

Tyner, James A. (2014) Dead labor, homo sacer, and letting die in the labor market, Human Geography

Tyner, James A. (2013) Population Geography I: surplus populations, Progress in Human Geography

Tyner, James A. (2012) State sovereignty, bioethics, and political geographies: the practice of medicine under the Khmer Rouge, Environment and Planning D 30: 842-860

Tyner, James A. and Rice, Stian (2012) Moving beyond the 'Arab Spring': the ethnic, temporal and spatial bounding of a political movement, Political Geography

Tyner, James A., Brindis Alvarez, Gabriela, and Colucci, Alex R. (2012) Memory and the everyday landscape of violence in post-genocide Cambodia, Social and Cultural Geography

Tyner, James A. (2012) Space, Place, and Violence: Violence and the Embodied Geographies of Race, Sex, and Gender (New York: Routledge)

Tyner, James A. (2012) Genocide and the Geographic Imagination: Life and Death in German, China, and Cambodia (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate)

Tyner, James A. and Joshua Inwood, eds. (2011) Nonkilling Geography (Honolulu: Center for Global Nonkilling)

Tyner, James A. (2010) Military Legacies: A World Made by War (New York: Routledge).

Tyner, James A. (2009) War, Violence, and Population: Making the Body Count (New York: Guilford).

Tyner, James A. (2009) The Philippines: Mobilities, Identities, and Globalization (New York: Routledge).


Research Areas
  • Political
  • Population
  • Social
  • Southeast Asia
James Tyner
Department of Geography
Phone: 330-672-7863
Fax: 330-672-4304